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International Accreditation and Recognition Council

Who we are…

Founded in 1999, the International Accreditation and Recognition Council (IARC) is a not-for-profit education management association run by an elected committee.

IARC provides opportunities for quality focussed like-minded institutions and educators to network and collaborate, functioning to outline benchmarks for excellence in education.

Representation of IARC members

What we do…

The council’s primary purpose is to provide a simple recognition and accreditation system for distinguishing quality, post secondary education. This includes, but is not limited to, vocational, distance, adult and continuing education in the international education industry. As IARC is a global organisation, we operate independently from government.

We focus on ensuring quality and consistency of courses and services provided by our member’s schools, colleges, universities and institutions. We actively work with those education establishments. Annual auditing and school visits are examples of this.

Recognition by IARC provides an assurance that a member institution has satisfied a set of academic, ethical and operational standards. IARC standards are unanimously agreed upon by the committee and members.

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VET disaster claims international education researcher

The Australian vocational education and training system called  "disastrous" by education researcher. After 20 years to get to this point, we ask the question "Has the Australian post-secondary education failed to deliver?" What do you think? Read more...

President's Annual Report 2016


Presidents Annual Report 2015

The world of education has changed a lot over the past 12 months and is likely to change even more in the next 12 months. There’s no doubt that IARC can continue to have an important role for the entire membership, but we also need to recognise and respond to change. It may be time to re-examine our purpose and if need be make some adjustments to what we do and how we do it. The real challenge though is to understand that we are in an age where change is a constant and the norm. We can’t change IARC to be something that suits 2016 and expect that to also suit 2017 and 2018. The education landscape has become a dynamic landscape, ever changing and perhaps bodies like IARC need to become dynamic organisations, also in a constant state of change. Read more...


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